IBM system z and mainframe systems
- July 25, 2007
The Itanium Solutions Alliance -- a consortium of OEMs, software manufacturers and integrators focused on the Itanium platform -- announced this week that it was joining the
- June 25, 2007
At an event in New York City last week, IBM argued that the mainframe can cost less to own than smaller distributed systems.
- June 06, 2007
CA Inc., one of the world's largest mainframe software vendors, is seriously invested in the platform, and that's a good thing. Mainframe revenues have been rising in recent fiscal quarters, in large part thanks to IBM's release of the z9 Enterprise...
- May 16, 2007
Its newest servers move the Libra line to quad-core Intel Xeons and debut a Dorado server on dual-core Intel Xeon, a move from its CMOS processor.
- May 14, 2007
By moving from a 1,600 MIPS mainframe to distributed systems, the stock exchange is cutting transaction costs in half.
- May 02, 2007
One year ago, IBM introduced its smaller z9 Business Class mainframe with a $100K starting price. Features like the zIIP engine and Capacity on Demand have landed new customers, but third-party software costs and the lack of prescribed offerings are...
- April 11, 2007
On April 1, IBM stopped service for z/OS v1.4 and v1.5, ending its support for 31-bit z/OS on the mainframe. For some users, that means a mandatory -- and expensive -- hardware upgrade.
- April 04, 2007
IBM has upgraded its CICS Transaction Server to take advantage of service-oriented architecture, also known as SOA, allowing better access to mainframe legacy programs.
- March 21, 2007
IBM VSE, one of three mainframe operating systems, has a new version that just became generally available.
- March 07, 2007
IBM on Tuesday released DB2 9 for z/OS mainframes, now with native support for XML.
- February 28, 2007
The IBM user group recently held their spring conference where sessions were held on everything from server hardware to mainframe management strategies.
- February 23, 2007
Freight trucking company P&O Ferrymasters is consolidating more than 20% of its Windows servers onto a new Unisys ES7000/one using virtualization software from VMware and Unisys.
- February 21, 2007
The province of Quebec is consolidating hundreds of Oracle database instances to Linux on a mainframe running z/VM, a move that will simplify database management and save it millions.
- February 21, 2007
There doesn't have to be a tornado or flood for disaster recovery plan to kick in. With most application failures tracking back to human error, wouldn't it be easier if you could recover the databases you need, rather than the entire DB2 ...
- February 06, 2007
IBM's z/VM platform will soon support more memory and extra processing capacity, translating in to greater numbers of (largely Linux) workloads that can run on the mainframe virtualization platform.